Carlisle is a long way from Kolkata and Chennai, but in the town centre, one can find an authentic taste of India. On Botchergate, just across from the main train station, there is Masala Bazaar, an Indian restaurant with an emphasis on the street food traditions of the many states and cities of the subcontinent, with diverse dishes that are not regularly seen elsewhere. We’d recommend the sizzler selection, served with no little drama at your table, featuring grilled meats such as Scottish salmon, lamb chops, king prawns and more. The house specialties at Masala Bazaar are equally as decadent, with venison vindaloo, pork chop bhooni and duck coated with spices and seared in the pan. They have plenty of the classics of the Indian curry tradition – as well as plenty of vegetarian dishes – so all of your party can try out their favourites, whether they are newbies or curry cognoscenti. Book a table now to reserve the best seat in Carlisle town centre.
Really tasty food, inviting and friendly environment. I was slightly worried with it being on the main strip on a Saturday night that there would be big groups of drunk people. None what so ever. Food was excellent and pretty quick for a full restaurant. We also had several drinks including cocktails and all for under £70 for 2 was excellent value. Highly recommend the keema naans.
Fantastic as always, Kieran makes the experience so personal and that’s even before we’ve had a bite! The food is the truest representation of Indian cuisine you’ll ever find. I’ve tried many over the years but nothing as authentic as Masala Bazar, highly recommend
Always enjoy the food at Masala Bazaar and the staff are always very friendly without being over the top. Never been disappointed. Lovely decor too.
Could not fault this place at all,everything was fantastic staff service,decor,atmosphere and of course the food , it was out of this world totally different from any indian restaurant we ve been in before anywhere . Luv luv luv this place will definitly be back in the future 10/10 would very much recommend
This restaurant is fantastic - the service is friendly and incredibly helpful. The food is a fantastic quality all of which came out hot and tasted amazing. I would definitely recommend the Masala Bazaar
This is not your usual indian restaurant with the same old menu. The Masal Bazaar offers a selection of dishes I've never seen before and to top it all the food lived up to my expectations. All of us enjoyed our meal. Believe me, give it try, you won't be disappointed. The service was excellent and the staff very attentive without being intrusive.
This was our 1st Visit to this Restaurant but will definitely not be the last it has to be 1of the best in Carlisle the staff from us going in till we came out were very helpful and courteous and the meals we ordered were out of this world I definitely would recommend this Restaurant
Christmas Eve meal and another great night at the Masala Bazaar. Beautiful, full flavoured food with great service, which everyone enjoyed. My favourite Indian restaurant in Carlisle.
Visited here on Sat 11th Nov with my sister's as we were in Carlisle Christmas shopping and have to say that we had an amazing meal, wine and cocktails, all served speedily and with very attentive staff. All-in all a fantastic experience and will definitely recommend this restaurant. Hope to be back soon.
The restaurant is central to the shops,pubs and other restaurants.Its modern and airy,plenty of space between tables.The staff were friendly and we were served promptly.However the food was a let down,we couldn't detect any spices,garlic,ginger or chilli,the word bland will adequately describe all the dishes we had,the only item we enjoyed were the naan breads,which were large and very tasty. Would not return as we both enjoy spicy food and that's just didn't get delivered.